Đề số 13 ôn thi Anh Chuyên vào 10 CNN

10/9/2020 9:20:00 AM
Choose the word which has the underlined part pronounced differently from the others.
  • dimension
  • expansion
  • confusion
  • tension

Choose the word which has the underlined part pronounced differently from the others.

  • malaria

  • eradicate

  • character

  • spectacular

Choose the word which has the underlined part pronounced differently from the others.

  • wealth

  • cloth

  • length

  • smooth

Choose the word which has the underlined part pronounced differently from the others.
  • picturesquely
  • uniqueness

  • querulously
  • discotheque
Choose the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress.
  • obligatory
  • geographical
  • international
  • undergraduate
Choose the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress.
  • dissolve
  • observe
  • publish
  • appraise
Choose the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress.
  • ancestor
  • measurement
  • counterpart
  • appearance
Choose the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress.
  • anniversary
  • intercultural
  • punctuality
  • enthusiasm

Choose the word(s) which is CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s).

To err is human; even doctors are not infallible.

  • perfect
  • famous
  • impolite
  • inflexible

Choose the word(s) which is CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s).

By the end of the storm, the hikers had depleted even their emergency stores.

  • greatly dropped
  • lost
  • destroyed
  • used almost all of

Choose the word(s) which is CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s).

The girl should never look a gift horse in the mouth. She should be happy that she received a present from her friends.

  • appriciate what you have and don't look for mistakes
  • inspect a good gift to make sure it meets your requirements
  • receive something from the person you don't meet for too long
  • throw away the thing you already have to get the new one

Choose the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s).

The clubs meet on the last Thursday of every month in a dilapidated palace.

  • renovated
  • regenerated
  • furnished
  • neglected

Choose the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s).

I had no idea that you and he were on such intimate terms. I thought you were only casual acquaintances.

  • were hostile to each other
  • behaved well toward each other
  • hardly knew each other
  • were such close friends

Choose the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s).

Although they had never met before the party, Jim and Jane felt strong affinity to each other.

  • enthusiasm
  • difference
  • moved
  • like-mindedness
After the concert, everyone had to _____ home through the thick snow.
  • trudge
  • tread
  • trace
  • trickle
Certain kinds of plants can grow only in ______ soil.
  • loose
  • slack
  • scant
  • scarce
_____ earning all that money if you don't have time to enjoy it?
  • Is it to the good
  • What's the good of
  • Is it all to the good
  • Is it for good
The hotel room was _____ furnished with only a bed, a wardrobe, and an ancient armchair.
  • thinly
  • sparsely
  • lightly
  • sketchily
When reaching the top of the hill, _____.
  • we suddenly caught sight of the sea
  • it was the sea that extended below us
  • we extended the sea below us
  • the sea came into view

Read the following passage then choose the best answer to each question below.

THE DOT-COM ERA 

The late 1990s was a volatile time for the Internet entrepreneur. There were a large number of new high-tech and Internet-based businesses being started up, some based on little more than dreams. And nearly any entrepreneur with a high-tech or Internet-based business plan could receive a large amount of money from investors to develop the business. These businesses were called “dot-coms” after the last part of their internet addresses, and that time in business history has become known as the dot-com era. Most dot-com ventures failed as the inconsistencies between high-tech dreams and realities clarified, but a handful of entrepreneurs from that time remain successful today.

Many people look back at the dot-com era with a certain amount of cynicism. Some charge that there were entrepreneurs who deliberately mislead investors about the potential of their business plans; that they had the ulterior motive of getting their hands on large amounts of cash before anything else - a ploy that some say was common in the dot-com era. By 2001, most of the dot-coms had disappeared and were sarcastically referred to as “dot-bombs”. By the time the hype died down, incredible amounts of money had been lost. This is an unfortunate legacy of the dot-com era.

Why did companies like Microsoft, Apple, and Google find success, while so many others disappeared? There is no concise answer, but one interesting coincidence is that many of them were started by two or more entrepreneurs working in conjunction with each other. At Microsoft, Bill Gates and Paul Allen complimented each other; Apple had Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, and we owe Google to the rapport between founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

Besides collaborating with others, today’s entrepreneurs need to be able to think on their feet because the business situation changes so quickly. Entrepreneurs need to do constant research to keep track of changing trends. Today’s entrepreneurs need to be hard-working and tenacious - the easy money of the dot-com era is history. Experimentation and innovation are critical in a rapidly changing and highly competitive marketplace.

It seems that the mistakes of the dot-com era have shown the world what the high-tech economy truly is. and what it isn’t. It isn’t a place where anyone with a dream can get rich. It is, however, a powerful and flexible business environment where people with sound business ideas and effective business models can work together to produce successful business innovations, sometimes very successful ones indeed. But, as it has always been true in the business world, there is no substitute for thorough planning and hard work.

According to the passage, it was easy to get money from investors in the dotcom era is most probably because _____.
  • investors knew that any idea would succeed
  • investors didn't expect to get their money back in those days
  • investors were confused about the potential of high-tech business ideas
  • investors were mainly Internet entrepreneurs
According to the passage, many people look back on the dot-com era with cynicism because _____.
  • many companies misled their investors
  • they are jealous of the success of dot-coms
  • the level of technology was so much lower then
  • there were no true entrepreneurs in that era
According to the passage, some people referred to dot-coms as "dot bombs" by 2001 probably because _____.
  • most dot-com companies were short-lived failures
  • dot-com companies started up extremely quickly
  • some dot-coms became extremely successful
  • many people wished to eliminate dot-com businesses

According to the passage, what do Microsoft, Apple and Google all have in common?

  • They all produce high-quality computers.
  • They are all cynical about dot-coms.
  • They all have a good rapport with each other.
  • They were all developed by more than one person.
Which quality of today's entrepreneurs is NOT mentioned in the passage?
  • They need to be able to think on their feet.
  • They need to work in more than one company at a time.
  • They need to collaborate with others.
  • They need to do constant research.
According to the passage, what have we learned from the dot.com era?
  • That most high-tech and Internet-based businesses will succeed
  • That anyone with a dream can get rich in
  • That sound business ideas and effective plans are needed for success
  • That investors should give money freely to new companies

The word "rapport" in paragraph 3 closely means ______.

  • intimate relationship
  • sympathy
  • bondage
  • mutual understanding
What is the author's main purpose in writing this passage?
  • To convince the reader to become an entrepreneur
  • To explain the history and qualities of a type of entrepreneur
  • To expose the negative side of the dot.com era
  • To show how being an entrepreneur is easier today than ever before

Choose the best way to rearrange the following sentences in order to make a meaningful conversation.

a. Well, I really envy you! Did you pet a hyena? (Harry is dumbfounded.) I'm just kidding.

b. Hi, Harry, it's great to see you again. I heard you've traveled a lot recently.

c. Well, I didn't pet a hyena, but I was once chased by a rhino, and it was fun!

d. Are you serious?   

e. Yeah. In the past three months, I traveled to many countries in Africa.

f. No. I'm just kidding.

g. (Laughing....) Well, I really missed the comforts of home. Now I just want to take a break. A long break!

h. You really scared the heck out of me. 

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  • b-e-a-c-d-f-h-g
  • g-h-c-f-a-d-b-e
  • h-g-e-b-d-a-c-f

Choose the best way to rearrange the following sentences in order to make a meaningful conversation.

a. No. They always want to keep the cost down. I am really overwhelmed with a heavy workload.

b. Maybe you should talk to the manager.

c. Yes. I'm going to bring this up in tomorrow's meeting.

d. But you look so exhausted. You need a break!

e. Derrick, don't you think you should take a vacation? Even one or two days would be fine.

f. They won't hire more people?

g. I know. My chances would be better if they would hire more people.

h. There's no way. There's too much work.

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  • h-e-d-f-c-a-b-g
  • d-a-b-g-h-f-e-c
  • e-b-a-c-h-f-d-g

Choose the best way to rearrange the following sentences in order to make a meaningful conversation.

a. That's too bad. Did you ever think of working somewhere else?

b. Wow! You haven't gotten a raise for how many years now?

c. Yeah. In fact, I have an interview next Monday.

d. What are the chances of getting a raise this year?

e. (Heave a sigh). It's been three years!  The company keeps losing money and they can't afford to give anyone a raise.

f. Good luck!

g. Chances are slim!

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  • d-g-e-b-f-c-a
  • g-e-b-a-c-f-d
  • a-b-g-e-d-f-c

Choose the best way to rearrange the following sentences in order to make a meaningful conversation.

a. You want my advice? Drink a lot of liquids and spare yourself the worst of the heat!

b. I like your humor, Marc. Anyway, I guess this afternoon there's nothing we can do but stay home.

c. I guess so. I don't want to be taken to the hospital for heat exhaustion or sunstroke or something.

d. Yes! Do you want Coors Light or Corona?

f. Yeah, you're right. Got to drink a lot of fluids. Do we have any beer?

g. Tell me about it! You can't even stay in the sun for five minutes.

h. You'll be scorched like a shrivelled plant.

i. Or like a shrivelled old man!       

k. Oh, man! Nobody can stand this kind of scorching heat.

l. Do you have any Bud or Michelobe?

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  • k-f-g-i-b-a-d-l-c-h
  • k-g-h-i-b-c-a-f-d-l
  • k-i-f-a-g-c-h-b-d-l

Choose the best way to rearrange the following sentences in order to make a meaningful conversation.

a. Trust me - it was!

b. What else did you do?

c. Yeah. I had a lot of time to work on my tan.

d. How was your vacation, Cath?

e. No wonder you're so dark! 

f. I wish I could get away like that. It sounds wonderful!

g. Oh, it was great! I had a great time on the beach!

h. Nothing really. It was good just to relax. 

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  • g-c-a-h-d-e-b-f
  • d-g-e-c-b-h-f-a
  • d-h-c-g-f-b-e-a

Bush: “_____.”

Clinton: “No, but thanks all the same.”

  • Another cup of coffee?
  • May I help you?
  • Would you like a slice of salad?
  • How about having dinner out?

Tom: “Would you please drive me to class today?”

Thuy: “_____.”

  • No, I don’t mind
  • You are welcome
  • Yes, I’d be glad to
  • Thank you for all

A man is talking to Alex when he is on holiday in Paris.

The man: “You haven’t lived here long, have you?”

Alex: “_____.”

  • Yes, I have just moved here
  • No, only three months
  • Yes, just a few days
  • No, I live here for a long time

Jane: “Would you mind if I use your computer for an hour?”

Tony: “______.”

  • Not at all. I’ve finished my job
  • Yes, you can use it
  • Of course not. I still need it now
  • Yes, it’s all right

Frank is inviting William to go to the waterpark.

Frank: "What about going to the waterpark?"

William: "_____"

  • That’s a good idea.
  • That's right.
  • Of course!
  • Right! Go ahead.

Choose the sentence that is closest in meaning to the following question.

After the operation, she recovered far quicker than any of us had expected her to.

  • She recovered from the operation just as quickly as anybody could have hoped.
  • Once the operation was over her recovery was as fast as could be expected.
  • To our great surprise, she was back to normal again as soon as the operation was over.
  • We were all surprised at how fast her health returned after the operation.

Choose the sentence CLOSEST in meaning to the sentence given.

Considering that we travelled right across the country, the bus ticket was surprisingly reasonable.

  • Because we were able to move right through the country, the price of the bus ticket didn't bother us.
  • The ticket for the bus, which took us from one side of the country to the other, was the cheapest that we could find.
  • The most reasonable way to go right across the country was by bus, so we bought ourselves a ticket.
  • As the bus brought us right across the country, we found the price of the ticket to be cheaper than its value to us.

Choose the sentence CLOSEST in meaning to the sentence given.

Mary felt quite certain that her sister would stand by her, but in the end she didn't. 

  • Mary had hoped that her sister would come to her aid, but she never did.
  • Mary didn’t expect her own sister to let her down like that.
  • Mary was confident that she would have her sister’s support, but as it turned out she let her down.
  • It came as a terrible shock to Mary when her own sister turned against her like that.

Choose the sentence CLOSEST in meaning to the sentence given.

No one without a good knowledge of English has much chance of succeeding in international finance.

  • Ability in English is almost essential to success in the field of global finance.
  • Without a good knowledge of English and international finance, you are a nobody.
  • Even an exceptional knowledge of English is not enough to assure success in international finance.
  • If you want to go into international finance, it would be a good idea to learn English.

Choose the sentence CLOSEST in meaning to the sentence given.

Essentially, there are two ways of solving this problem, but the question is: which one will provide the ideal solution for us?

  • While we basically have two ways to solve the problem, we should decide on the one offering a better result.
  • It is essential that we solve this problem one way or another, so let’s choose one way and start.
  • Whether this problem can be fundamentally solved in one of the two available ways is questionable.
  • We must question the solution to this problem, or we may regret it later if we find we haven’t taken the right step.

Choose the sentence that best combines this pair of sentences.

There had been prior warning of the flood. Nevertheless, it came as a shock to the people living in remote villages.
  • Even though the flood had been predicted, inhabitants of isolated villages were taken by surprise by it.
  • There had been warnings about the flood, so the people in isolated villages Must not have been surprised by it.
  • The flood had been predicted, so even those people living in isolated villages were prepared for it.
  • The flood had been predicted, yet the people in isolated villages were struck before they received the warnings.

Choose the sentence that best combines this pair of sentences.

Laura practised playing the instrument a lot. She could hardly improve her performance.

  • Hardly had Laura practised playing the instrument a lot when she could have performed.
  • Had Laura practised playing the instrument a lot, she could perform much better.
  • However much Laura practised playing the instrument, she could hardly perform any better.
  • As soon as Laura practised playing the instrument a lot, she could perform much better.

Choose the sentence that best combines this pair of sentences.

When the witness finally went to the police, he was asked if he knew anything about the murder. Then, he replied that he had seen the accused repeatedly shooting a blindfolded man.

  • At last the witness decided to talk to the police, and in reply to one of then- questions, he said that he saw a few men, including the accused, who were all shooting at a blindfolded man.
  • The witness told the police, in response to a question, that what he saw at the time of the murder was a few men, one of them the accused, shooting reneatedly a man whose eyes were covered.
  • After at last going to the police, the witness told them, in response to their question, that he had watched the accused firing his gun many times into a man whose eyes were covered.
  • After finally going to the police, the witness told them, to answer them question, that it must have been the accused he saw shooting a man whose eyes were covered.

Choose the sentence that best combines this pair of sentences.

Nepal has the highest potential per capita water resources in the world. Yet it is unable to provide a reliable water supply to its capital. 

  • Nowhere in the world has as much water as Nepal, but the problem is getting it to the country’s capital.
  • Although in theory there is more water per person in Nepal than in any other country in the world, the capital is not provided with a reliable water supply.
  • The capital of Nepal would not have a reliable water supply were it not for the large amount of water available in the country.
  • The people of Nepal enjoy reliable water supplies everywhere in the country, except in the capital, where the shortage of water is the biggest problem.

Choose the sentence that best combines this pair of sentences.

The firemen were struggling hard to put out the huge forest fire. It had been caused by a cigarette being carelessly thrown out of a car window.

  • The firemen were combating the large forest fire which was supposed to have been set off by a thoughtless person throwing a cigarette from the window while driving.
  • When a cigarette was thrown from a car window, a forest fire began which the firemen had to work for a long time to bring under control.
  • A cigarette that had been thoughtlessly thrown from the window of a car led to the enormous forest fire, which the firemen were battling hard to extinguish.
  • It took the firemen quite a long time to put out the large forest fire that had been started by someone throwing their cigarette from the window of their car.

Read and choose the correct answers.

(1)________. Even if you only run twice a week, you need to wear good shoes. There is a lot of choice in running shoes, so decide how much you can afford to pay for your shoes, then find a pair that fits you well. (2)________. If you wear adult shoes, remember that women are made narrower than men's. (3)________ most girls and women will find a woman's shoe which suits them, there is no reason why they shouldn't wear a man's shoe. The same is true for men and boys - (4)________, then wear it. If you make a mistake and buy the wrong shoes, (5)__________.

Choose the correct answer for (1)

  • Walking is now a very popular activity in many countries both as a sport and as a way of keeping fit.
  • Running is now very popular with teenagers in many countries both as a sport and as a way of keeping fit.
  • Running is not very popular with teenagers in many countries.
  • Shoe making has been a profitable business for centuries.

Choose the correct answer for (2)

  • Be prepared to try different sizes in different shoes.
  • Be prepared to try different sizes in different socks.
  • Choosing your shoe sizes is not as important as people think.
  • Choosing the right clothes is as important as choosing the right shoes.

Choose the correct answer for (3)

  • Although
  • Despite
  • In spite of
  • However

Choose the correct answer for (4)

  • unless a man’s shoe fits you better
  • if a man’s shoe fits you better
  • if your shoe color suits your preference
  • if a woman's shoe fits you better

Choose the correct answer for (5)

  • you may do serious damage to your feet
  • you should give up your interest in running
  • you could make your feet to be injured
  • you would exchange to a new one